Finding affordable work attire may not seem like the easiest task to handle, however it may be easier than you think. When it comes to dressing up for the business world, things can get a bit pricey- especially for those right out of college. With so many expenditures on the mind like paying back loans, paying rent, and other bills the last thing people want to think about is having to spend money on business clothes for the work place. You want to look professional, however without spending your whole paycheck on one outfit. These 5 places are sure to make you look lavish, without having to spend so much money.

1. Target

Yes, another excuse to head to Target. Recently, Target has upped their game in the fashion world- with more brands and a variety of styles, you are sure to find something that suits your taste. Goodfellow & Co. has a wide range of style choices for men, however women have more options in store which include: Wild Fable, Universal Thread, A New Day, Knox Rose, and Ava & Viv to name a few. You can mix and match brands to find your own personal style for the work place!

2. T. J. Maxx

T.J. Maxx offers so many deals on quality name brands from Michael Kors to Ralph Lauren and at half the price you would find them in other stores. If you’re not into name brands, they also offer quality clothing from lesser known brands at great prices! So if you are looking for just a simple outfit, or an outfit you can wear to a formal meeting for work, T.J. Maxx is definitely a sure place to look.

3. Nordstrom Rack

Nordstrom Rack is a great alternative for shopping business wear than spending a hefty amount at Nordstrom. They are actually the off-price division of Nordstrom, so why shop full price for quality Nordstrom clothing, when you could spend half the amount for the same quality? It makes no sense. Nordstrom Rack has so much to offer from blouses to pants to dresses- and can’t forget shoes! You can get a whole outfit here while still saving so much more than you would have shopping at Nordstrom.

4. Banana Republic Factory

Banana Republic Factory sells the high-end, quality clothing Banana Republic offers, but at lower prices. Banana Republic owns Banana Republic Factory, so you know you are getting quality items, but just at half the price as Banana Republic offers. With the holidays coming up, they are offering huge discounts on their website, so you may want to buy what you can as quick as you can to save yourself a pretty penny!

5. Old Navy

You can never go wrong with shopping at Old Navy! They offer so many deals for basic business wear, that it makes it easy for shoppers to mix and match throughout the different styles they offer in stores. Old Navy is always a great store to buy from when it comes to finding business casual- but not too casual- wear. They also offer a variety of options for men, as well as women. They offer major sales frequently, which can help you save money, especially with the holidays coming up!


Keeping these 5 stores in mind, you are sure to find business wear that suits your taste, while also saving some money! Have any suggestions on other stores young professionals should scope out for business wear? Share this article and let others know of great places to shop!